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Profile of registrant

Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity

Identification number in the register: 21134237948-51
Registration date: 02/02/12 22:56:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/01/15 13:50:38
The date of the last annual update was 16/01/15 13:50:38

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity
Acronym: Carmabi
Legal status: NGO
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark Vermeij
Position: Science director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Mark Vermeij
Position: Science director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 00000 Piscaderabaai 
P.O. box: 2090
Willemstad 00000
Telephone number: (+5999) 5103067
Fax number: (+5999) 4627680
Other contact information: The Netherlands Antilles no longer exists (since 10-2010), however Curacao does not appear on your country list. If possible, it would be good to change Carmabi's country to Curacao.....

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: All departments (education, consultancy, research and park management) of CARMABI have their own mission and vision statement, but the overall vision of our organization is to be the leading organization in the Caribbean on applied natural sciences by means of knowledge acquisition, knowledge dispersal and nature management applications.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 30
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Nature, both above as below the water, has been intensively studied on Curaçao for more than five decades resulting in a large number of studies and publications. To facilitate this research, CARMABI, short for the Caribbean Marine Biological Institute was founded in 1955. In addition to facilitating and conducting research, this institute now plays an important role in advising government and other local organizations on the sustainable use of its natural resources. At present the institute runs a Natural Parks program by which it manages several protected areas such as the Christoffel Park (2000 hec2), the Shete Boka Park, known for its nesting turtles and the Curacao Marine Park, spanning 20km of uninhabited shore line. The institute still sits at its original, picturesque location at the opening of the Piscaderabay and reefs are found right in front of it. The institute can now house up to 25 persons on its premises, and recently renovated all dormitories, modernized its dive-facilities (Air/ Nitrox) and acquired new boats. The institute is currently visited by approx. 70 scientists a year for research purposes and by various universities for courses related to coral reef ecology.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 30
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Association of Marine Laboratories in the Caribbean (AMLC)
Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA)
International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 670,000
of which public financing: 670,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 450,000
- Grants: 20,000
- from national sources: 150,000
- from local/regional sources: 50,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 600000  € - 700000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Mark Vermeij